Morning Reads You Love and Want

The only things greater than these Morning Reads: LeBron James, “The Fast and the Furious” franchise and KISS.

“Ain’t Quite Right” from Paul Stanley’s solo album. 

Ace Frehely has re-ignited tensions  KISS Army thought were long buried.

  1. New York Times video on Jason Carter. 
  2. Because, you know, if you’re reading a Georgia political blog, you have no idea who Jason Carter is.
  3. A rift in the Reed/Deal relationship? The Mayor says Atlanta will take in unaccompanied minors. 
  4. Atlanta will become even more efficient. 
  5. Moral Monday’s “Jailed for Justice” tour kicked off on Monday. 
  6. Perdue and Wakka Flocka: a budding friendship. 
  7. Goodbye to Friendship–a moving front-page (Sports Monday) story from The NYT
  8. More Dekalb County police shenanigans. 
  9. Even the British media picked up on how bad they are! 
  10. Good news for Delta passengers.
  11. The unfortunate and seemingly inexorable decline of college radio. Guess which station gets mentioned!
  12. Last Enola Gay crew member, Georgian, died on Tuesday. 


  1. Ed says:

    If you were awake at 6:00, you would have witnessed Atlanta history. We recorded the lowest low temperature for July 30…

  2. Will Durant says:

    I was hoping the good news for Delta passengers would be the resurrection of Eastern Airlines or some other viable competition.

    • Charlie says:

      Calling everyone who doesn’t want to shoot every brown person “Amensty ____” is a tribute to your resolve – to make sure nothing is ever done to solve this problem.

      Keep up the good work, and enjoy having all these undocumenteds living among you that you so love to hate.

      Also, when Alexander wins, will you concede that the majority of Republican voters don’t agree with your position? You know, like you did when “Amnesty Graham” won in South Carolina?

      • Michael Silver says:

        Sen. Alexander voted for Sen. Schumer’s Gang of Eight Amnesty Plan.

        Did I mention shooting anyone? Ever on PP? Seriously?

        The suggestion that gun-totters or even people who are against immigration are at their core racist is projection and not based in fact.

        Gun Control in Georgia and the US was designed and enacted to disarm Black Americans. At the end of the legislative session after Georgia required licensing to carry a gun, the Speaker of the House went to the top of stone mountain and burned a cross. Those are the people who wrote Georgia’s gun laws (Democrats by the way). I’ve worked hard over the years to erase this stain on our history and to make sure minorities can protect themselves from criminals AND THE GOVERNMENT. Remember, the Government was the entity that was enforcing segregation and Jim Crow.

        We have a situation where there are 23 million underemployed Americans, a declining employment rate of young Black Americans, schools that are diverting billions from educating Americans, in particular those in poor neighborhoods, to providing remedial education for non-citizens whose first act was to violate our laws., and American STEM workers that are being displaced by low-wage HB1 and other types of visa holders by the millions.

        I’m against immigration (legal and illegal) because its bad for Americans, of all races. Immigration hits the poor, young and minority Americans the hardest. It strains our Social programs and is accelerating the bankruptcy of Social Security and Medicare.

        When you look at immigration’s cost, ask yourself: does it help Americans? I’ve concluded that in no way does it. If putting America and Americans first before corporate profits and political fortunes is racist, then so be it. If you wish I’ll change my PP handle to Mike the Racist.

        • TheEiger says:

          “I’m against immigration (legal and illegal) because its bad for Americans, of all races.”

          Well God bless you for being born in the greatest country in the history of mankind. Piss on everyone else right? I understand being vehemently opposed to illegal immigration, but having this stance on legal immigration is absurd.

        • Michael Silver says:

          Regarding Sen. Graham. My dad was involved with the SC Democrat party for 15 years so I try to follow what happens there. I could never figure out what was going on with the Republicans and alot of the time it was embarrassing.

          SC Republicans made stupid comments about Gov. Haley, they defend gun-control over and over again, and do other things that are more aligned with the Democrat platform than Republican.

          Sen. Graham coasted to victory because the strongest competition didn’t enter the race, you had 6 other challengers diluting the vote and media attention, and Graham campaigned as a Conservative. South Carolina nearly always votes for the incumbent even when they switch parties, eg Strom Thurmond

          Plus, incumbent senators don’t get to where they are without being awesome campaigners. Its hard to remove them. If the challenger has any chinks in his armor, he will be defeated by the power of name-recognition and the resources that come with incumbency.

          I don’t believe SC Republicans (and cross-over democrats) voted for Graham because of his vote for the Gang of Eight bill. Instead, I chock his victory (69%) to his incumbency.

          • Charlie says:

            Got to absolutely love the fact that every time one of your guys loses, it’s for a myriad of reasons, but every time they win, it’s because they were right with you on your issue.

            Whatever helps you sleep at night Bud.

  3. seekingtounderstand says:

    I wonder when building government housing for refugees will begin. Now that Mayor Reed has declared Atlanta safe place city, I bet plans are in the works. The progressive elite democrats are very good a creating crisis and then making money off taxpayers.
    But hey if you don’t accept paying for all of it on the backs of future generations with debt then your a racists.

    • gcp says:

      Perhaps Mayor Reed could sponsor two or three of these illegals. It would be quite appropriate given his statement of support.

  4. jiminga says:

    The NYT campaigns for Jason Carter, making him look somewhat desperate for support. Because, you know, we all respect the NYT as the only source of truth.

  5. Harry says:

    How Hamas uses their tunnels

    From an account by Naomi Ragan:
    The soldiers in Gaza are switched out with other units in order to rest. This story was told by one of these soldiers.
    “I and my friends captured a number of Hamas terrorists. When they were interrogated, we asked them, if you have so many tunnels that come into Israel, and that are built 25 feet under the ground and reach to Beer Sheva, why until now have you never used any of them for terrorist attacks? To kidnap or kill Israelis?
    And this is what he answered:
    “For twelve years we have been building these tunnels and waiting for the right moment, when we were trained and ready. We decided that the time would be this year on Rosh Hashana, 2014. We chose Rosh Hashana because most of the soldiers get leave to go home and there aren’t a lot on guard duty, and it’s a two day holiday. All of Hamas would go through the tunnels we’ve built over twelve years and capture Israel. In every tunnel we’d send two, three dozen armed terrorists and kidnap civilians, women, children and bring them back to Gaza through the tunnels. And then Israel couldn’t bomb the tunnels because of all the Israeli civilians inside them. And in this way we would occupy the entire country and rule Israel and kill all the Zionists. For years we were planning this and it was going to happen in two months. Your attacks on Gaza destroyed our plans.”
    The person who sent this to me added this:
    “Many religious people asked after our three boys were found dead what happened to all our prayers? So you see, this is what happened. God heard us. And because of these three martyred boys, all of Israel was saved from a terrible massacre. All the things that we have seen this summer are one miracle after the next”.
    “Continue to pray and strengthen each other. And give thanks to God who watches over the Jewish people in the land He promised them”.

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